Nov 2011-Jan 2012
Nov 2011-Jan 2012
The Helsinki School artist Ville Lenkkeri will be presented in relation to the festival Les Boréales founded by le Centre régional des Lettres de Basse-Normandie, l´Artothèque de Caen and Les Boréales with his solo exhibition THE PLACE OF NO ROADS from November 8–December 30, 2011.
Nov 2011-Jan 2012
Oct 2011-Jan 2012
The Helsinki School group exhibtion A FEMALE VIEW curated by Timothy Persons will be presented at the FotoRaum in Vienna from 29. October 2011 - 7. January 2012. The following Helsinki School artists are included in the exhibition:
Aino Kannisto, Elina Brotherus, Eeva Karhu, Riitta Päiväläinen, Sanna Kannisto, Nelli Palomäki, Niina Vatanen, Pernilla Zetterman, Milja Laurila, Ulla Jokisalo, Anni Leppälä, Sandra Kantanen, Susanna Majuri
Gallery TAIK is delighted to present the first solo exhibition of Finnish artist Saana Wang in Berlin. The exhibition "Hujialou" presents works of the corresponding series by the Helsinki School artist from 2008/2009.
The works of Saana Wang are a captivating combination of documentary and staged photography. In her series "Hujialou" – that refers to the district with the same name in the east part of Beijing – she depicts decrepit interiors that tell about past times. At the same time the artist documents the rapid changes of urban scenery when capturing the residencies that were once built for the working-class and followed the idea of conformance. Having the inhabitants of these buildings posed with masks on their faces, Wang indicates in her pictures aspects of social and cultural development in contemporary Chinese society.
The Helsinki School artist Ilkka Halso is being presented in the group exhibition "SLOW" with Pertti Kukkonen, Jaakko Pakkala and Lauri Rankka at Taidehalli in Helsinki.
The starting point of Hannu Karjalainen´s video Towards an Architect is the true story of a French architect, Guillaume Gillet. A follower of the ideas of Le Corbusier, in the 1960s, Gillet was the designer of what was then the largest prison in Europe. His goal was to create a building where the inmates would be happy, but the reality proved to be something altogether different. Prisoners in Fleury-Mérogis served their sentences in facilities that were damp and cramped. Some former prisoners took revenge on the architect by breaking into Gillet´s office, holding a gun to his head and vandalising the office.
In Karjalainen´s video, a mediocre and failed architect receives tit for tat. The punishment consists of wall paints from a palette designed by the master architect Le Corbusier for the Swiss wallpaper manufacturer Salubra. Le Corbusier´s harmonious colours are available to this day, albeit not as wallpaper, but as paint.
Jorma Puranen is presented with his solo exhibition Shadows and Reflections at Sinebrychoff Art Museum in Helsinki.
Jorma Puranen is presented with his solo exhibition Sixteen Steps To Paradise at KUNSTALLIANZ Berlin.
Sandra Kantanen presents her work within the group exhibition FLOWERS / TIME, DEATH AND BEAUTY September 8–November 5, 2011.
Participating artists: Nobuyoshi Araki, Jessica Backhaus, Amin El Dib, Hans Hansen, Sandra Kantanen, Martin Klimas, Sofia Koukouli Oti, Vera Mercer , Romana Prinoth, Christian Rothmann , Collier Schorr , Luzia Simons, Margriet Smulders, Michael Wesely. Curator: Matthias Harder / Newton Foundation Berlin
The Helsinki School artist Tuomo Rainio is presented at Next Level Projects in London from September 2–29, 2011. A preview of the solo exhibition Video Works by Tuomo Rainio is held on September 1, 2011 6.30–8.30pm in presence with the artist. The exhibition is presented in correlation to the series Midnight Sun / Contemporary Finnish Photography at Next Level Projects.
Works by Ulla Jokisalo from the last three years will be presented in a solo show entitled Intentions - Under the Guise of Play at The Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki from August 17 to September 25, 2011.
The Helsinki School artist Nelli Palomäki is presented at Next Level Projects in London from August 5–28, 2011. A preview of the solo exhibition Elsa and Viola by Nelli Palomäki is held on August 4, 2011 6.30–8.30pm in presence with the artist.
The exhibition is presented in correlation to the series Midnight Sun / Contemporary Finnish Photography at Next Level Projects.
A group show with artists from Helsinki School will take place at Christophe Guye Galerie in Zurich July 7–October 22, 2011. The following Helsinki School artists will be presented in the show: Nanna Hänninen, Wilma Hurskainen, Sandra Kantanen, Ola Kolehmainen, Anni Leppälä, Niko Luoma, Jaana Maijala, Susanna Majuri, Jyrki Parantainen, Riitta Päiväläinen, and Nelli Palomäki
Gallery TAIK is delighted to present the first solo exhibition of Finnish artist Marjukka Vainio in Berlin. The exhibition Kimono presents works from the series Red (2006–2010), Birch (2006–2010) as well as the still life Zantedeschia II (2010) by the Helsinki School artist.
The profoundly aesthetical works of Marjukka Vainio consist of the interplay between light and shadow, darkness and luminious colours. Vainio documents the world of plants not only to accentuate the beauty of their life forms but also to create a pictorial allegory for the cycles of life and death. Strongly inherent to her still lives is the idea of momentariness, as it has been developed in Dutch "vanitas-stilleven" paintings since the 17th Century.
Marjukka Vainio's work is presented as part of the group show Hommage at Villa Roosa in Orimattila, Finland from June 18 to August 7, 2011.
Other artists on show are Maiju Ahlgrén, Synnöve Dickhoff, Eeva-Leena Eklund, Roger Gustafsson, Hannaleena Heiska, Agneta Hobin, Leena Illukka, Maisa Kaarna, Kaarina Kaikkonen, Aino Kajaniemi, Virpi Kanto, Anssi Kasitonni, Arto Korhonen, Tuija Teiska, Iidu Tikkanen
The Helsinki School artist Tiina Itkonen will present her work within the group exhibition Real Venice. A group of leading international artists has been invited to photograph Venice to create a collection of new images of the city for the 54th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition forms a part of Venice in Peril Fund´s campaign to raise money to save the city.
The artists are: Lynne Cohen, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Antonio Girbés, Nan Goldin, Pierre Gonnord, Dionisio Gonzalez, Candida Höfer, Tiina Itkonen, Mimmo Jodice, Tim Parchikov, Matthias Schaller, Jules Spinatsch, Robert Walker and Hiroshi Watanabe.
Their work will be shown in the exhibition entitled Real Venice in the Abbey of San Giorgio Maggiore opening on Tuesday 31 May 2011 as part of the official 2011 Venice Biennale program. The curator of the exhibition is Elena Foster. This will be followed by a two-week exhibition at Phillips de Pury in London in November 2011. A book will be published by Ivorypress to coincide with the exhibition. (Press release from Real Venice)
The Helsinki School artist Susanna Majuri will be presented in a solo exhibition Nordic Water Tales in the Museum of Photography in Charleroi (Belgium).
The works of the Danish photographer Joakim Eskildsen that are integrated in his comprehensive documentary book project about Roma life, history and situation in seven countries will be presented in Landskrona Konsthall (Sweden) from May 21 to August 21, 2011.
During 2000–2006 Eskildsen traveled with writer Cia Rinne in Finland, France, India, Romania, Russia, Greece and Hungary to meet and live with the Roma. Eskildsen’s images provide a rare glimpse into many of these unknown lives. The exhibition is presented in cooperation with Landskrona Art Association.
The National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen will present the youngest generation of Helsinki School artists in a group show from May 13 to August 27 2011. The opening will be held on May 12, 2011 at 6pm.
The summer exhibition Touching Dreams – Helsinki School vol. 3 presents the latest generation of young photo artists from Aalto University, School of Art and Design in Helsinki. Under the brand The Helsinki School and with an alternative and pioneering approach to arts education, the university has fostered a large number of innovative artists, who have taken the international contemporary art scene by storm and brought a fresh breath of air to photography.
The Finnish Ambassador Maarit Jalava will open the exhibition, and the exhibiting artists will be present at the opening.
Gallery TAIK is delighted to present the Finnish artist Ola Kolehmainen with a solo exhibition and an installation in two different venues in Berlin. The central exhibition is in the Galerienhaus Lindenstr. 35 (2nd Floor) and the installation can be seen at Gallery TAIK Bergstr. 22 (Berlin Mitte). The receptions will be held in presence of the artist.
In his works Ola Kolehmainen constantly questions the way of what we see. Contemporary architecture works as his source material, but not as the ultimate end of his study. He challenges it intellectually, abstracting the pieces that make it whole, leaving his mark on an unmovable object.
Thu April 28 at 7–9pm, at Bergstr. 22, 10115 Berlin
Fri April 29 at 4–9pm, at Lindenstr. 35, 10969 Berlin (Galerienhaus 2nd floor)
Venue: Gallery TAIK
Address: Bergstr. 22, 10115 Berlin
Venue: Galerienhaus 2nd floor
Address: Lindenstr. 35, 10969 Berlin
Saana Wang's work is part of the group show North by New York: New Nordic Art at Scandinavia House in New York.
The exhibition is an overview on recent contemporary art from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. It was assembled to commemorate the centennial of The American Scandinavian Foundation (ASF).
Other artists on show include, among others, Per Kirkeby and Henrik Lund Jørgensen (Denmark), Mieskuoro Huutajat and Marja Mikkonen (Finland), Marte Aas (Norway), and Gunnel Wåhlstrand and Sara-Vide Ericson (Sweden).
The Helsinki Schoo artists Susanna Majuri, Jari Silomäki and Hannu Karjalainen are presented in the group exhibition Water – Sense and Sensation at Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art in Turku (FI).
Gallery TAIK is delighted to present the first solo exhibition of the Helsinki School artist Wilma Hurskainen in Berlin from March 18 to April 16, 2011. The exhibition No Name presents works from the correspondent series from 2007.
The work of Wilma Hurskainen is characterized by an intense exploration of the topics childhood and memory. To a greater extent than in her previous series Growth (2003-05) – in which the artist reenacts the pictures from her childhood of her and her sisters, and by doing so visually depicts the passing of time to the spectator – In the photographs from the series No Name Hurskainen explores the truisms of childhood memories.
Duration: March 18–April 16, 2011
Venue: Gallery TAIK
Address: Bergstr. 22, 10115 Berlin
Jorma Puranen's work is on show at Purdy Hicks Gallery in London from March 3–28, 2011. The exhibition entitled Shadows, Reflections and All that Sort of Thing shows two of his most recent series.
Feb 2011-Mar 2012
Ville Lenkkeri's work is on show in the exhibition Dreams and Awakenings at Galleri Flach in Stockholm.
Various Helsinki School artists are presented in the group show Strictly Global at the Group Head Office at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt.
The Helsinki School artist Ulla Jokisalo is presented in a solo exhibition at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova in Turku. This is Ulla Jokisalo´s first extensive private exhibition in Turku. An abundance of new works and variations of earlier ones are on display. Her sharp-eyed works are often based on a photograph but when skillfully combined with paper cut outs, embroidery and artifacts, every piece of work becomes unique.
Gallery TAIK is delighted to present the Helsinki School artist Pernilla Zetterman in a solo exhibition from February 4 to March 12, 2011. The exhibition takes place in cooperation with the gallery Swedish Photography.
The work of Pernilla Zetterman is characterized by an intense exploration of topics such as human control, discipline and the exertion of power. The photographs of the series Close result from her personal experience and deal with equestrian culture and its associated cultural codes. Using close-ups Pernilla Zetterman shows the details of the bodies of horses and riding utensils. The study of conflicting emotions is the starting point as well as the central idea of the series. Equally, the title of the series Close implies the ambivalence of a relationship that may oscillate between intimate closeness and reserved dissociation.
Helsinki School artists will be presented in the exhibition Alice in Wonderland at Logomo in Turku during the European Capital of Culture 2011 from January 16 to December 18, 2011.
The wonderland of photographic art that the exhibition presents, deals with abandoned spaces and people – with fantasy meeting reality. The Wonderland is the weird world of Internet where people have uninhibited interaction with each other. The art in the exhibition asks relevant questions: Why does the public privacy of today´s social media fascinate us? Why do women want to become girls and men become boys? How come our private online spaces and photo sharing systems have been hi-jacked by the politicians? Alice is the main character of the story. In today´s world Alice is a profile being updated or a bystander on a street corner.
Art historians Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger and Elina Heikka will curate the exhibition in association with Sheyi Bankale (UK), curator and editor-in-chief. The event is being produced by the Finnish Museum of Photography.
The Helsinki School artists presented in the show include: Elina Brotherus, Ulla Jokusalo, Anni Leppälä, Susanna Majuri, Tuomo Rainio, Nelli Palomäki, Riitta Päiväläinen.
The Helsinki School artist Jari Silmomäki is presented at the Korjaamo Hall Gallery in Helsinki.